Brody's work does not involve sheep or cows, or even the land. His work involves people.
Ineke Meddick was given Brody 10 years ago. She had lost a dog previously and had no intention of replacing him.
But once Brody came home with her, the connection was instant.
Now, Ms Meddick takes Brody on magazine rounds with her twice a week up around Ballarat North and Black Hill.
Brody has become special to Ms Meddick, and also to families around where the magazines are delivered.
"We can say hello to everyone. All the dogs, cats and families in the area," Ms Meddick said.
They even befriended a fox once.
Although Brody has become a dog of many people, he has been a vital part of Ms Meddick's life.
"I went through a time where I suffered from workplace bullying," she said.
"After I finished up work there, there was a point where I had to start doing things again. I needed to get out of the house again, and re-interact with people again.
"If it wasn't for Brody, I doubt I would have left the house," she said.
Ms Meddick said although delivering catalogues did not provide much money, it had been a good way to keep busy and active.
"There has never been I time that I have gone without Brody," she said.
Helping deliver magazines and making friends with everyone are only some of Brody's skills.
"He taught many kids how to play fetch with him," Ms Meddick said.
Unlike most dogs, where storms scare them, Brody loves a good storm.
"If there is a storm coming, he has to be outside. And he won't come in until it is over. He loves all the thunder and lightning."
Brody has provided Ms Meddick with a friendship above anything else.
"I can go for walks at night with him and I always feel safe," Ms Meddick said.
"When I was given Brody, I was really given a gift."
"He's definitely my best mate ever."